Sulfiram

Description

Sulfiram is an effective anti-parasitic medicine used for the treatment and prevention of scabies and other skin related problems like itching, skin irritation, inflammation, rashes. redness on the skin. It also works against head and body lice. It can be used for the entire body including the head scalp.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Sulfiram

  • Skin Rash
  • Itching of skin
  • Peeling and blistering of skin

Uses of Sulfiram

What is it prescribed for?

  • Scabies
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to sulfiram or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Allergic reactions

Use of this medicine may increase itching, swelling, and redness temporarily. Report the doctor if the symptoms are severe and persistent. It is also not recommended for use in patients who had previously experienced such effects from previous use.

External use only

This medicine is intended for external use only and should not be taken orally or applied onto cracked or wounded skin parts. Avoid contact with the eyes while application. In case of accidental contact, splash cold water into the eyes and contact your doctor if any irritation or burning sensation persists.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is used as and when needed, the chances of a missed dose are very low.

Overdose

Accidental swallowing or application into eyes or nose of this medicine may result in some serious side effects. Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in such cases.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply this medicine as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package leaflet. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, wounds, or broken skin. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve or resolve even after using this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by killing the mites and prevents the infection.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Scabicidal agent

Schedule

Schedule H

Tetmosol Soap - Uses & Benefits | Soap for Eczema, Psoriasis [Internet]. Tetmosol. 2018 [cited 17 October 2018]. Available from:

http://www.tetmosol.in/soap-uses.aspx

Sulfiram [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 17 October 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Monosulfiram#section=Spectral-Properties

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Information on this page was last updated on 15 Feb 2019

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